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Body Image Surprise

Friday, January 18, 2008

It was such a pleasant startle the other day when a colleague of mine at work shared with me his recent weight loss successes, stating he was down to 274. Of course I gave him a pat on the back and said congrats on the payoff for hard work!

Later it dawned on me: I was thinner than this fellow, who is about my height, by twenty pounds!

I'm no longer the biggest person around!


And later yet it dawned even further on me: I still saw myself every bit as large as this fellow, if not even larger! Wow!

I am going to have to get back into the habit of asking my wife when we're in public: Is that fellow over there bigger or smaller than me...? This helps me to better gauge and re-calibrate my body image...which has some catching up to the new reality I've been carving out for myself!
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    Dawn breaks, emotions soar. Finally you know all your hard work is paying off. You should put a picture of yourself at your heaviest near big mirror if you have one. Then you can look in the mirror and look at the picture and SEE the difference. Also don't forget to get a picture or two of the smaller you as you keep getting smaller. I don't know your wife, but I wouldn't be asking to often if you are bigger or smaller than "that" man over there. She might get tired of it. LOL Congratulations on your new discovery. Savor it to spur you on. Carol
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